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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop



Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and myself here at Notes from the Scrapbooklady. Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects offered by the talented ladies at each of the blog stops.

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy. Celeste and I have both put together prize packages and we will each mail our prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER! The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all comments left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog. The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy - please note their terms and conditions which may vary from the main blog hop rules.

So, for my project, I decided to create a mini butterfly book/card. The scut2 file for using in SCAL2 is available for download at the link below the project pictures - this file will only be available for the duration of the blog hop. The file includes both front and back versions of each page as well as the detail cut butterflies to add for embellishments. I chose to make my project as a mini card to honor my good friend and co-hostess of this blog hop - Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly. Celeste this card will be on it's way to you this weekend! Without further ado, here are the pics of my project - The papers are from the SEI Poppy Paper Pad:







Mini Book Files no longer available for download - Offered only for duration of Blog Hop.

Here's a picture of my Blog Candy package that will be awarded jointly with a prize package from Celeste to ONE participant who visits and comments on every blog. See details on prize give away above.


Now it's time to get hopping! Here's the complete list for you in case you need to refer back to it.

YOU ARE HERE
1. Lora at http://scrpbooklady.blogspot.com/

YOUR NEXT STOP SHOULD BE:
2. Celeste L. at http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/

3. Brandi at http://joyfullycreative.blogspot.com/
4. Carrie at http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
5. Celeste B. at http://ccscards.blogspot.com/
6. Karel at http://karelj.blogspot.com/
7. Kacee at www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
8. Melanie at www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com
9. Michelle at http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com
10. Patti at http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com
11. Sue at http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
12. Amy Jo at http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
13. Yolie at http://www.justyolie.com/

Thanks so much for hopping with us this weekend - we hope that you find lots to inspire you for spring projects.

And, a very special thanks to all of the talented ladies who are sharing their work with us!


ETA: Closed comments at the end of the Blog Hop - winner will be announced 3/14/11 both here and at Touched by a Butterfly!

90 comments:

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Love the book, the colours are so soft and beautiful. TFS! and for the download, can't wait to try it!

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!!! That is AMAZING!!!!!! I love the detail, and colors are soooo beautiful!!!! TFS, and thanks for the chance to be in the hop with you!!!! :)

AmyJRockstar said...

This is just gorgeous! I chose a butterfly theme too! Glad to be on the hop with you. Thanks!
XO ~ Amy Jo (New Follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

What a pretty book! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your butterfly book is gorgeous.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Debican said...

Wow, this is very pretty. I like the sayings in it about butterflys. TFS Hugs, Debi
caincan2000@ yahoo dot com

Leanne said...

Beautiful! I too like the quotes that go with it.

Cindylu2u said...

Spectacular, love this!! Thanks for the cut file!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Karelj said...

What a beautiful mini-album! I know that celeste is going to love it! Thanks for sharing the file. I'm so happy to be a part of your hop! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gamil dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Patti

http://shortnscrappy.com

Celeste said...

wonderful mini album... love it.

Karen said...

I just love this. TFS and for a chance at the blog candy.

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Monique Barr said...

Just awesome, I love mini's cute colors

Misty said...

OH! That is Just Lovely! Thank you!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Dawn said...

Lora, your mini book is so pretty!! I love the papers!

Lillian Child said...

I am still amazed at how many fabulous papercrafters are on the web that I have not yet met. I started my own blog last summer and since then have had the pleasure of meeting so many talented individuals through blog hops. I am now a follower on your blog - so very nice to meet you. And may I say your butterfly card creations are so very lovely! You have a beautiful creative style. Thanks for sharing.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Your mini book is just stunning!!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

MamaCurls said...

I love the colors you used for your book!

April Nourse
http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com

iluvkatie74 said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!
I love the colors

scrapBugz said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your files.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Melanie Holzwarth said...

Wonderful book! LOL, you have me wishing I had SCAL.

Rhonda Emery said...

what a beautiful book I love it

Amanda said...

Very pretty! I am a new follower.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Kim said...

I love your card/book!! It's so cool how you have the butterfly's off the edge of the pages!!
new follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Donna said...

This is so beautiful I luv the butterflys!
comopark@roadrunner.com
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

bcriminger said...

Love the butterfly book~so springy!And pink also makes me think spring!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, your butterflies are beautiful! I just love butterflies and these ones def. make me happy! I'm a new follower, and thank you so much for putting this blog hop together!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Vicki said...

That is gorgeous. Love the colors and the details. Thanks for sharing.

http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Leah said...

beautiful... love the album.

Leah
www.leahscarddesigns.com

Theresa said...

Beautiful album, your butterflies are so pretty! TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Jamie said...

I LOVE your mini album it is beautiful! thanks so much for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous mini book Lora!! TFS the file with us!

Michelle said...

Oh wow Celeste is just going to love that butterfly book. It's gorgeous!!!! I'm so happy to be taking part of this blog hop with the both of you.

Michelle

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

McVic said...

Your book is beautiful! Thank you for the hop, nad the download!! I am having a wonderful time!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

mitch1066 said...

ahhhh butterflies....luv em!Thanks for sharing:)

mitch1066@gmail.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your colors and you butterflies are so cute! TFS :)

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

Sandi's creative touch said...

Lately I have had a thing for butterflies!!! Must be in a hurry for spring!!! Lovely mini album card from paper choice to design!!! Something for someone to cherish and enjoy for a long while!!!

slschario@gmail.com

Sandi

Michelle said...

Lora and Celeste,
I stopped by Scrapping with Tina and there isn't any Blog Hop listed there but, I still posted a comment on her last blog post. I will try stopping back there just in case that she thought it was on Sat and Sun and not today also. The blog hop was great. I just wanted to let you know everyone did a wonderful job.
Thanks again,
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

AJoy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I, too, love butterflies. They represent individuality and freedom.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful book. I love the quotes too. You used such nice soft colors. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lora! I love this idea! What a great treat for a special friend :) I am a new follower and so excited to be here!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Ann Marie said...

this is such a lovely card! It looks a little complex for me but I am still going to make an effort. Thanks for sharing. I Luv blog hops!

Sandy said...

What a nice spring theme. Will try to follow along on the blog hop.

Anna said...

Adorable card. Thank you for the file. So looking forward to spring and love this idea for a blog hop. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

that is beautiful! I love all the quotes!! looking forward to spring and glad you decided to celebrate with a hop!! can't wait to see what everyone has done!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

lovemypaper said...

Very Nice book love the color!

Jacqueline said...

New follower … I love blog hops – thanks so much for hosting.
Great project – love the colours and the butterflies – very cute.
~Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Terri ( Meterr) said...

Your butterflies are lovely!!!!!!

Marcy S. said...

Thank you for sharing. Your Mini Book is beautiful. I am now following your blog now. Thanks again.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Lovely sayings in your Mini-book!

TYFS!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
cardmonkey@comcast.net

Debc06 said...

Love the book and the butterflies are so darn cute. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine@hotmail.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Lora

WOW.. This is so elegant looking, I love it, thanks for the download, I will be doing that next.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Swedie said...

I love the idea of a card being also a book! The colors are lovely for spring, too.

Noreen

Angela said...

Wow, this is truly a special book! I love all that you did with this. I am sure Celeste will treasure this.
Angela

lauermaa@gmail.com
www.angelascrafty.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

What a lovely album..TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

SueNJ said...

Holy smokes. I LOVE this album. I am dying to try to make one. You have inspired me! TFS it :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Lisa R said...

Neat little book. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping ya'll!

Jenn said...

Beautiful book!! The butterflies are so pretty. TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful Lora. This would be such a pretty book for Mother's Day. I love the papers you used.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Susan said...

what a pretty book - love the butterflies skipping up the side!

Lisa R said...

Finished the hop but didn't see anything posted at scrappin with tina. I'll try tomorrow. Thanks!

Child_of_Faith said...

I just discovered you site and this blog hop! :) I love butterflies and your mini book is very pretty. It says I need a password to dowload the file. What do I do to get the password?!!

(Esther)babybutterfly521@yahoo.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love your butterfly mini book. Thanks for the file.

Priscilla said...

Butterflies light up our lives. What a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing. "Penny"
gonafindit at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

I am now a follower/stalker...so I can continue to recieve up dates...love the butterfly book, but tried to down load it and it needed a password...sorry I did not see one...thanks for the chance to a piece of blog candy!!!!

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful mini! The butterflies are gorgeous!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

jengd said...

Your butterfly book is gorgeous! I love the way some of the butterflies partially blend into their pages.

linda from arizona said...

I love your mini book but when I tried to download it I got this message, "The file link that you requested is not valid. " I would love to have the file if possible.

Lisa said...

I'm a new follower!

lisarup1@aol.com

Linda said...

The butterfly book is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

Julie said...

Luv the little butterfly mini! So cute! Thanks for sharing.
Julie

Tammy D said...

Wow Looks great! I can't wait to make it!

cma21317 said...

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Trisha said...

This mini book/card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com
www.trishacreates.blogspot.com

ScrappinAnn said...

What a very pretty book. Thanks for sharing and for offering such a nice bit of blog candy!

I am a follower already :)
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! Thanks for including me in this fun hop!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Wish I had scal2, I only have the first one. Thanks for sharing :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Very pretty! I really like the colors you chose.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

This is beautiful! I am excited to start following you. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop!

Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Pat N. said...

The mini book is beautiful. The butterflies are so dainty and pretty. Great job. And thanks for a chance at your great giveaway.-- Pat N. http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

Debi_Omnistitch said...

Thank you for everything, as a beginner you have really got me inspired. I also can't believe that Cricut is upset with the 3rd party software providers. They could have written good software for their machine, but chose not to.

Karen said...

Lovely butterflies & mini. Nice Job.

Happy Blogging,
Karen

http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

doverdi said...

Love your butterfly book. It is so pretty. TFS!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Love your card/mini!
Esigmon at cox dot net

Angela R said...

This project is beautiful I love the way the butterflies came out with shawdow colors. Love the colors and paper choices. Thank you so much for sharing! Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com or www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

Janet said...

This is beautiful. Love the butterflies and the colors are great . I'm not a real pink girl but this is my fav shade.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Wow! Your card/book is fabulous! Thank you for offering the SCUT file. Very nice of you! Nice of you to make your project for Celeste too!

Your prize package is wonderful! Love all of the bling in it!

mariannebrinkley at msn dot com

momtotucknlexi said...

Your butterfly book is beautiful! thanks for the spring inspiration.
Michelle Bittner

Recipe Scrapper said...

Beautiful book. Exceptional work!

Blessings!
RecipeScrapperATsbcglobalDOTnet
http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

Wow that is so beautiful! I love it..
Rachelle

joyfulhrt@gmail.com
www.rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com